At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top. We believe strongly that inclusion and diversity are essential for a high performing, talent-led organization. Quite simply, our diversity makes Accenture stronger, smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.
We take a wide view of diversity across abilities, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. We aspire to be the company with the most inclusive and diverse workforce—because it’s the right thing to do for our people, for our business and industry, and for the communities where we live and work.
While I am pleased with the progress we have made, we are not where we want to be. We need to find new ways to make an impact. Just as we collaborate with clients to help them win in the market, we need to collaborate and connect more as an entire community to drive disruptive change.
To foster more collaboration and because transparency creates trust, we are reporting, for the first time, the demographics of our U.S. workforce for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans. Going forward, we will report annually on our progress across these areas of diversity.
On behalf of the people of Accenture, I commit to increased transparency and greater collaboration to deliver on our aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse company, where all of our people are empowered to lead and can be successful, both professionally and personally.
Chief Executive Officer – North America
Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by our U.S. employee resource groups—vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work. We have 10 national employee resource groups with 250+ local chapters.
African American Employee Resource Group
American Indian Employee Resource Group
Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group
Persons with Disabilities Employee Resource Group
Hispanic American Employee Resource Group
Interfaith Employee Resource Group
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Employee Resource Group
Men's Employee Resource Group
Military Employee Resource Group
Women's Employee Resource Group
We recognize and celebrate our differences and heritages with events throughout the year. From observing heritage months, such as Black History, to marking internationally-recognized days, such as International Women’s Day, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.
This is a network of professionals who are interested in the challenging, rewarding opportunities offered by Accenture.
At Accenture, we are always inventing new ways for our people to learn and grow professionally and personally. As part of this investment, we provide customized learning and development opportunities to nurture our diverse talent and promote awareness and understanding about working in a diverse company.
Inclusion & Diversity overall
Persons with Disabilities
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer – North America, recently spoke on diversity at the Milken Institute Global Conference. The event attracts the world's most extraordinary people to explore solutions to today's most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. Hear her advice for leaders.